Friday, September 21, 2012

Do’s and Don’ts of Lifting!


Moving can be a stressful time and injury can only make it worse! Here are some things to keep in mind while lifting your possessions. Don't want to risk an injury? Let us do the heavy lifting, we're pro's at it! We'll safety get your possessions from your old home to your new one in no time! Just visit our website www.hedbergmoving.com to plan your move today! 

Do
  • Wear non-slip gloves to keep items from slipping out of your hands
  • Pick up any tripping hazards from your walking path
  • Ask for help if there is a large or heavy item 
  • Life with your legs not your back, simply bend your knees and keep your back straight while lifting 
  • It’s not a race, take your time and put safety first 
  • Stretch before and after lifting 
  • Listen to your body, if something doesn’t feel right take a break 

Don’t
  • Carry more that one box at a time
  • Try to lift items that are heavy or large 
  • Carry items on your shoulders or head 
  • Twist and turn while carrying a heavy item 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Exclusive Offer: Free Moving Boxes!


The most critical thing to remember when purchasing/packing boxes is the heavier the item the smaller the box you will need. If you can remember this one simple rule packing yourself will be easy and safe. 

1) Small boxes, also known as 1.5 cartons, are used for heavy or dense items including books, canned goods, small appliances and hand/power tools.  

2) Medium boxes, also known as 3/0 cartons, are general purpose boxes that are typically used for toys, pots and pans, ect.

3) Large boxes, as known as 4.5 and 6 cartons, are used for light weight items such as lamp shades, pillows and bedding.

4) Dishpacks are specially made for transporting any dishes that might be in your kitchen. These are also available with cell dividers that make it easier to pack glassware.  

5) Wardrobes are used for transporting your clothes, they are equipped with a bar so your clothes stay free of holes and wrinkles while you move. 

What planning your move? Take advantage of our Exclusive Offer, FREE Boxes with your move with Hedberg Moving Solutions. Visit our website www.hedbergmoving.com to schedule your Free in-home estimate today! 

Monday, September 10, 2012

What is Climate Controlled Storage?


In some cases you may need short or long term storage for your items but what’s the difference between regular storage and climate control storage? Well we’re here to answer that very question. “Climate controlled storage” is a way to protect your possessions from severe hot or cold by maintaining a steady temperature and humidity. 

Maintaining a controlled environment minimizes the risk of: 
  • Cracking and warping 
  • Rust and corrosion 
  • Bacteria overgrowth causing mildew or mold
  • intrusion of pests such as mice or termites

Choosing whether or not to have a climate controlled storage can be difficult but it can be easy by just asking yourself these three questions!

  1. What geographic area do you live in?
  2. What are you planing to store? 
  3. What is the value of what you are storing?
Do you need to storage as part of your move? Hedberg Moving Solutions can help you out! We have a partnership with Smartbox USA that can allow you to have storage during your move. This process is convenient and affordable just visit our website www.hedbergmoving.com and send us an email or call us for a quote today!